Thread regarding Norfolk Southern Corp. layoffs

Contract Negotiations at an Impasse

The Presidential Emergency Board is coming...now is the time to make sure the right people get appointed to it.

https://www.railwayage.com/freight/cbc-unions-contract-negotiations-at-an-impasse/

Pro worker or pro corporation?

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Actually at an over mileage trip rate you make $52/hr. And that is sometimes working less than 8 hours. I think we should get raises, but I am not paid at “just” double minimum wage/ $15 hr

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Post ID: @aybd+1eVbxjlU

Yes. Math is great. If your wages go up 10% that’s roughly $480/mo. If union dues go up 10% that’s $15/mo, if health insurance goes up 10% that’s $25/mo. So yes...as long as union dues and healthcare go up at the same percentage as the raise, then simple 3rd grade math level math shows us that is still a sizable raise.

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Post ID: @7iwp+1eVbxjlU

To the ones talking about more pay/hourly wage, I guess you like it on paper but do you really get a raise if union dues and healthcare goes up the same percentage? 😂

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Post ID: @6bfl+1eVbxjlU

Sadly, railroad hourly pay is now only twice the minimum wage of $15/hour.

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Post ID: @5atd+1eVbxjlU

4 th quater results. 1-26-22. They are talking to bump up shareholders dividends. Good luck workers.

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Post ID: @3czf+1eVbxjlU

A contract means more money per hour. If that means nothing to you, then I know a place you can get rid of it.

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Post ID: @3uav+1eVbxjlU

Non sense! Under the current situation! What does a contract mean… freaking nothing. But the companies and “leaders” KNOW!!! This and they also KNOW… the selfish brothers and sisters won’t unite! Exactly! My point?!

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Post ID: @1coa+1eVbxjlU

If you just to keep up with inflation, get a railroad job. If you want to get rich, start a business and create jobs.

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Post ID: @1mcg+1eVbxjlU

You will get a contract eventually. If you don’t like it look for another job. Big business aren’t on your side. I have been there also. Too bad it’s come down to this.

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Post ID: @1lly+1eVbxjlU

I fully expect a 8-10% raise in the next contract. Right along with a 8-10% rise in healthcare costs.

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Post ID: @1fvk+1eVbxjlU

It is silly how rail contracts are. They sign it and it expires within no short time. With the way inflation has gone up there should be an 8 to 10 percent raise in the first year of it.

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Post ID: @1xvl+1eVbxjlU

Hopefully the unions understand the CPI, inflation, and don't give away the back pay.

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Post ID: @drh+1eVbxjlU

More like pro union. That’s what we’ll end up with. What ever keeps the union bosses fat, d-mb, & happy will be what we get.

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Post ID: @efo+1eVbxjlU

In that same paragraph it also says "Under the RLA, contracts never expire, but remain in force until revised through voluntary agreement or congressional legislation."

So don't be talking about expired contracts or working without a contract. You have one, you've always had one, its the law, now get back to work under the ALWAYS CURRENT/NEVER EXPIRING contract.

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Post ID: @qwr+1eVbxjlU

From the article...

"Significantly, the NMB historically has not declared an impasse—leading to creation of a PEB and a possible national railroad work stoppage—during an election year, as lawmakers are loathe to deal with controversial issues that might force a congressional vote on a back-to-work order and third-party implementation of revised contract terms."

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